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Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

UFC 179: Glover Teixeira Says Bout With Phil Davis “Won’t be a Close Fight”

Teixeira (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

On October 25th, Glover Teixeira will step into the Octagon for the first time since he was decisioned by champion Jon Jones, and the light-heavyweight is planning to dominate.

At UFC 179, Teixeira is booked to battle fellow contender Phil Davis, who is coming off a UD defeat to Anthony Johnson in April. While speaking to MMA Fighting.com about the fight, the #4 ranked Teixeira stated:

“I’m going for the finish. It won’t be a close fight. I thought Lyoto won his fight against Phil Davis (at UFC 163), but I didn’t protest because it was a close bout, either could win. I’m going to prove that I won, and I challenge the judge to rob me. It won’t go the distance, but I’d love to see how the judges would give him the win after I clearly win all three rounds, beating his face. They can put his father there as a judge and it won’t help.”

Davis, who is currently ranked #6 in the UFC’s 205 division, earned a controversial decision win over Machida last August.

Prior to facing Jones, the 34 year-old Teixeira had won 20 straight fights.

UFC 179 will be hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will feature a rematch between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:44 pm
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